Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.montoy88
Creators:
Montoya, José
Hernandez, Eduardo
Montoya, Malaquias, 1938-
Dates:
1988 Feb. 28-June 2
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Sound cassettes
Sound recording, master (ca. 11 hrs.)
analog
7 Cassettes
Sound recording, duplicate
373 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interviews of brothers José and Malaquias Montoya conducted 1988 Feb. 28-June 2, by Eduardo Hernandez, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
The Montoya's recall growing up as Mexican-Americans in a rural town in Colorado; moving to urban areas in California; their early education and development of their political awareness; and their artistic experiences, including their founding of the Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
José Montoya (1932-2013) was a Mexican-American poet and artist in Sacramento, Calif. Malaquias Montoya (1938- ) is a Mexican-American artist in Oakland, Calif. He and his brother José founded Royal Chicano Air Force, a group working primarily as muralists

Administration
Sponsor
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Funded through a grant from Metropolitan Life to document Chicano art.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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